President’s Running Club is Up and Running
If you are looking to get in or stay in shape, the NECC President’s Running Cub, which begins Monday, September 16, for veteran and novice runners, joggers, and walkers, is an exercise option for you.
The club, now in its 6th year, meets every Monday at from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Sport & Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus. It is open to staff, faculty, and students. Participants run or walk the college’s scenic campus, typically choosing one to three laps around the campus (about 1 to 3 miles).
Those new to running are invited to join the “couch to 5K program” led by Jeff Bickford, NECC’s chief information officer.
You can choose to participate every week or on a drop-in basis. If Mondays or Wednesdays don’t work, you can choose to run on your own as a virtual runner and log-in to the President’s Running Club website.
Everyone who participates in a minimum number of runs, either on Mondays, Wednesdays, or by logging in, will receive free NECC running gear as well as free entry into a selected race each semester. Details will be posted on the NECC President Running Club’s website soon.
Those intending to participate in the President’s running Club should fill out a risk and consent form and bring it on the first walk/run.
The NECC President’s Running Club was started six years ago by Northern Essex President Lane Glenn, an avid runner who has been president of the college since 2011.
“I thought it would be a great idea to encourage fitness for employees and students and a social way of getting together,” he says. “The goal is to enjoy ourselves and for everybody to improve their fitness, wherever they start from.”
For more information, visit the NECC President’s Running Club website.